Vacancy: Research Officer in the Legal Regulation of Water Resources

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £29,837 – £36,661 p.a.

The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, (CSLS) wishes to appoint a Research Officer in the legal regulation of water resources. The person will assist Associate Professor Bettina Lange and Dr Chris Decker in carrying out research into the actual operation of legal regulatory tools that deal with the prevention and management of impacts of droughts.

The successful applicant will hold a good first degree in law, sociology, politics or geography, and a doctorate in a relevant subject. They will have experience in designing empirical research projects, the ability to establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders, to conduct qualitative interviews and to analyse empirical data. Good communication skills are essential, as is the ability to organise and prioritise work and to provide clear documents for a range of audiences. Informal enquires can be addressed to Associate Professor Bettina Lange via the email address below.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment funded until 31 March 2017.

As part of the online application process, you will be required to upload a curriculum vitae and a list of publications, a supporting statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, and a summary, (maximum 2 pages), detailing how your research interests relate to the theme of water resource management. Applicants must also arrange for two references to be sent directly to Kirsten Yost by the closing date detailed below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 4 April 2014. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

To apply, go to the vacancy webpage on the university’s employment website and click on the Apply Now button.

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Contact person: Kirsten Yost

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